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others. he's still at large and police say he has access to multiple weapons and assault rifles. cnn's kyung lah is joining us from los angeles where the police chief is calling it extremely worry some and scare ree. what's the latest kyung? >> reporter: certainly scary for anyone connected to the police department in southern california. this is where today's shooting spree began but all of this, wolf, began earlier this week. the murder spree began on sunday with the double killing of a newly engaged couple, monica quan and keith lawrence, quan, the daughter of a retired lapd captain, the officer who represented christopher dorner in front of the police board that eventually fired him. dorner refers to quan's murder in his man guess stow. he writes, i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm terminating yours. self-preservation is no longer important to me. i do not fear death as i died long ago on january 2nd of '09, a date a few month after dorner was fired as a police officer. the lapd fanned out, launching 40 protection details throughout southern california. >
know they went out and obviously nothing happened. that's it for me. check out the brooke blog at cnn.com/brooke for interviews. >>> thanks very much, brooke. happening now, a banner day for wall street. the dow has more than doubled under president obama but should he take any credit for it. >>> landing in political trouble, legal troubles may be ahead. >>> if you're among the millions who watch the super bowl just for the commercials, we'll point out the controversial ones you won't want to miss. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. today wall street reached a milestone we haven't seen in years. for the first time since 2007, the dow jones industrial average climbed above the 14,000 mark. the average has more than doubled since bottoming out at 6547, 6,547 just after president obama took office back in 2009. let's get quickly to alison kosik. she's at the new york stock exchange. it's just above 14,000, alison. >> it is. what's interesting, as we see the dow cross over 14 thourk for the first time in five years, believe it or not, not everybody thinks it's a big deal. som
to call for increased gun regulations. cnn's crime and justice correspondence is joe johns. this is all part of a bigger push. >> wolf, we've seen it before, we'll likely see it again. this time it was a whole cast of artists and others performing gun control to try to kweep the pressure on congress. stars speaking out in washington. it's the latest push by gun control groups to lobby the congress. >> doing nothing will fail. doing nothing has failed. >> if we as a people don't act after sandy hook, then we as a people are broken. >> i would like assault weapons eliminated. >> the event follows a super bowl ard and a star-studded public service announcement. >> for the children of sandy hook. >> demand a plan. >> all part of a high-profile campaign by mayors against illegal guns to demand a plan from politicians in the wake of the sandy hook shooting. >> after a mass shooting like this, we usually expect for a month the public to be paying a lot of attention and it's possible to get the work done but the window is still open. it's been more than six weeks and it's not closing any time s
light was followed by a series of deafening explosions. listen to this. an expert tells cnn that the debt nation appears to be the equivalent of roughly 300 kilotons of tnt. that is about the same magnitude of a nuclear blast. the impact on populated areas is widespread and historic. the concussion shattered windows. at least 1,000 people are hurt and cnn's mary snow is keeping track of it and there's a lot to keep track of. this is unbelievable, isn't it? >> it is. and frightening. you showed incredible video. more continues to come in. the scene was surreal has the meteor struck sending off mass confusion. meteors scattered over three of damage to about 3,000 buildings. it came out of nowhere. the bright streak long enough to capture on camera as it lurched towards earth and exploded. a deafening boom followed over russia. the sonic boom shattered glass. at least 1,000 people in the bulls eye of the falling meteor were injured. it's a bombing, says this man. there were reports that a large chunk of it was found in a lake. as frightening as it was, scientists say it's not a
on cnn. much more coming up here in "the situation room" as well. >>> meanwhile, a surprise announcement by president obama. the man who led allied forces in afghanistan is retiring from the united states military. the marine corps john allen was on track to become nato's next supreme commander but he's stepping down because of health issues in his family. the president calls general allen one of america's finest military leaders. now he will retire. >>> let's get to one of the most daring robberies we've seen in some time. thieves dressed as police broke into an airport in europe, got into a plane's cargo hold, and got away with some $50 million in diamonds. cnn's tom foreman has the details which sound straight out of a film from hollywood. what happened here, tom? >> you're right, wolf. here's brussels, belgian, and this is what happened. this airplane was getting ready to leave from the airport for a short little flight over to zurich. what they didn't know at that time is that two vehicles with eight robbers, according to authorities, were cutting a fence down here and getting on to
for keeping me company here at cnn as i was in for brooke baldwin. i want to take you to "the situation room" with wolf blitzer because he starts right now. and let's take a look at the "closing bell." you heard alison kosik say we're not going to hit the 14,164 today but we there is a lot going on in washington with the sequester and we have to hope that we are going to be seeing these kinds of numbers, wolf. we certainly hope it for a long time. but depending on what -- depending on what washington does, we'll have to see if it sticks. wolf blitzer? >>> thanks very much. happening now, forced budget cuts just days away. we're going to show you three ways the across the board spending reductions could impact you. >>> also, a diamond heist right out of the movies. $50 million worth of stolen diamonds from an airplane. how they got away. it might surprise you. >>> plus, a horse meat scandal spreads to one of the world's largest food companies. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> congress did it, congress can undo it. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of
reeva steenkamp, by accident. prosecutors say the killing was intentional and premeditated. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us from johannasberg, south africa. the prosecutor's laid out their plan. how did they do? >> reporter: it was like a roller coaster. i felt like i was watching a television drama. initially when the prosecutor laid out their case, they gave damning evidence and found two boxes of testosterone and syringes in his house. by the time the defense came in after lunch, bit by bit they ripped apart the state's evidence and unravelled quite spectacularly at one stage because there was quite an interesting exchange between oscar pistorius' lawyers and the investigating officer and he said, well, how do you know this is testosterone? have you tested it yet? and he said, no, i just read the label on the box. and he said, if you had gone to any pharmacy or any chemist, would you know that this is a herbal medicine. that's the kind of interchange taking place. also, the investigating officer really looking quite red-faced by the end of his stint. he admitted that he he didn't we
on cnn. it was entitled "american hero, the uncommon valor of clint romesha" and you spent time with him this weekend and some of his army buddies as well. >> they were all coming into town and it was going to be very fancy, the white house event, the pentagon event. and i figured the least i could do as somebody who -- they had been so nice to me in writing this book, they spent hours with me telling their stories, the least i could do is throw them a reunion. so we had a little get together with some pizza and beer and wings and there was some revelry as one might expect with somebody said to me, open bar with a bunch of troops, you're a brave man. i'm certainly not a brave man. but in any case, it was a lot of fun and fun for the troops to see each other after two years away, after they got back from the deployment. >> well done. and excellent book, the outpost, an untold story of american valor. let me show it to our viewers. i think people want to get more information, this is the place to get it in this very thick, long book, well done. >> thank you. you know, there are a lot of br
" tonight at 8:00 eastern on cnn. >>> taking you now to the gulf of mexico. we've been following this story. this is where more than 4,000 folks trapped on four days aboard this cruise ship. it is in deplorable conditions. triumph being towed at this hour, it's expected to dock in mobile, alabama. that is earlier -- early tomorrow afternoon, actually. and, of course, can't come soon enough for all of these people who are dealing. what are they dealing with? they're dealing with limited food, overflowing sewage, it's a hot, stuffy ship. carnival ceo jerry kahill offered an apology yesterday. he says here, no one here at carnival is happy about the conditions onboard this ship. we are very sorry about what's taking place. david mattingly, first of all, i imagine that there are people who have already started to make their way there to meet with the folks who have been stuck on this ship. when do we think that's going to happen, the reunion? >> reporter: well, that's going to happen probably about the middle of tomorrow afternoon. the ship's about 150 miles offshore right now. they're being tu
at the cnn money desk, thank you. >>> this just coming in to the situation room. word of a resignation because the federal government started releasing illegal immigrants to save money because of the upcoming forced budget cuts. there's a lot of outrage and indeed around the country because several hundred deta detainees who had been held in jail have been freed already, even though the cuts don't even take affect for two days. jessica yellin is here. the president didn't know anything about this. that's what they are saying at the white house, that the president was totally in the dark. he was just as surprised by all of us that they started releasing hundreds of detained illegal immigrants. >> that's right, wolf. their point, that's how it works. it happens at the agency level and not the white house level. gary mead, the head of the enforcement and removal operations, big title. bottom line is, he's part of the operation that helps decide who is let go and who stays at the immigration's department is leaving his job. is he leaving his job and this news comes just a day after we lear
physician connie mariano was asked by cnn about chris christie and she said she's a republican. she was put in the white house by first president bush in the white house physician's office. she's a republican. she likes chris christie but she's worried about him. >> i worry that he may have a heart attack. he may have a stroke. it is almost like a time bomb waiting to happen unless he addresses those issues before he runs for office. >> bill: whoa! whoa! i think she's right. >> she is right. >> bill: but chris christie, he didn't like it. uh-huh. >> if she wants to get on a plane and come here to new jersey and ask me if she wants to examine me and review my medical history i'll have a conversation with her about that. until that time, she should shut up. >> boom! >> bill: he treats her just like the teachers in new jersey. it is an interesting question. we'll talk about it more later. is his weight a legitimate issue? i think it is. he's too big. you saw him on letterman. he could not sit in the chair facing the camera. he had to sit sideways, right? and he just looks huge because he is. i
tonight on cnn. >> oh, my god. >> two great things, dick morris and piers morgan. >> they deserve each other. the sooner cnn fires piers morgan, the better. >> dick hadn't been on fox news since november 12th was the last time he was on. they had him on shortly after the election, and that was it. >> i mean the new head of cnn, geoff zucker ought to say get the worthless piece of crap off of the air. >> we will learn if he signs him up to be a contributor. that would be bad news, i think, for cnn. >> the end of cnn. all right. sorry about that. distraction here i want you to know that the president yesterday, i was at the briefing room. he came in and called on congress, reminded congress that the sequester, which would cut $500,000,000,000, cost over a thousand jobs, that with this coming, the congress ought to at least if they can't fix the whole problem with the budget they ought to at least pass the short-term thing to avoid the sequester and keep the government running. and john boehner and house republicans immediately said, no. we are not going to
equal marriage in an interview on cnn three years ago, but here? yesterday said they did not give permission to use that piece of audio and asked that the ad be taken down. >> bill: you know, i don't understand that. >> gee, what courage on her part. it features obama president obama, dick cheney and colin powell. so what the hell, laura? get off of your high horse. you are for it or you are not. if you are, and we know she is then big deal. >> right. >> a tim teboyw is trying to stay out of controversy. he has cancelled appear appearance at a baptist church, set to speak to the 11,000 member of congregation but said new information has come to light which the forced him to change plans. that might be the fact the church is led by robert jeffries who has preached against homo sexuality, against israel and mormonism >> bill: i think he ought to focus on his football career. he disappeared. >> a tough time for american idol could not show business 411 has analyzed ratings. this past wednesday night was the lowest rated wednesday broadcast since 2
of science. cnn reports he was joking but the comments come after that country allegedly sent a monkey to space and backs and senator john mccain has taken some heat from making a joke on twitter about ahmadinejad's comments yesterday tweeting so he wants to be the first iranian in space? wasn't he just there last week? it was a link to the monkey article. >> republicans criticizing mccain for that? >> i saw that. >> bill: i don't know. i know i'm supposed to be politically correct. i think it's okay to make monkey jokes about ahmadinejad. >> you're going to get letters. >> bill: peter ogborn. okay. i'm going to start evan, with you, with a story i didn't know about until this morning. broke late last night. and that is about american drone policy. we've been wondering nobody knows how many people we've killed. who makes the decisions -- with drones, how many americans, how many nonamericans, how many civilians, how many were really guilty. it is all a big, dark secret. john brennan is the architect of this policy. his nomination as director of c.i.a. i ran into senator ron wyden yeste
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